18 - yr-old Swedish activist says she will attend U.N. conference after report


BRUSSELS, Aug 9 - Hoping the world takes notice of the unhappiness of Monday's dire report by the U.N. Climate Panel activist Greta Thunberg plans to go to the annual climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland after all.

Thunberg previously had said that she would skip the major U.N. conference in November out of fear that the uneven rollout of COVID - 19 vaccines would leave some countries unable to attend safely.

But Britons' offer to delegate in June for evacuation at EU meetings disperses some of this concern, she said.

I said before that I wasn't going to go if it wasn’t fair, Thunberg said in an interview with Reuters. 'But now they say that they will vaccinate all of the delegate who are going there. If that's considered safe and fair, then hopefully I will attend.

This 18 year-old Swedish activist who has rallied youth to protest for climate action worldwide said the U.N. report was a wake up call in every possible way.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's report said emissions from polluting economic activities have brought the world dangerously close to pushing global warming past the 1.5 degree Celsius threshold, beyond which scientists say there could be catastrophic climate impacts.

What should people doing? Thunberg told Reuters. In fact, it would take many things, including massive pressure from the media and massive pressure from public.